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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14256

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Hello forum,

Since I just recently signed up to this forum and received my WE unit just days ago it is time to introduce myself. I am Tom, knifenut since I joined the military some 20 years ago. Now working as a LEO for a large city in the Netherlands. I love all the different kinds of steel available. Especially Spyderco's mule project is my favorite. Just recently I tried making my own knives out of O1 steel. I am a user, not a collector, let me be clear about that :dry: My main activity however in the knifeworld is leather. I build all kind of leather sheaths and pouches, but also belts, wallets and other leather handmade stuff.

I have been sharpening my knives for almost 20 years, started years ago with the Sharpmakerset of Spyderco. That set is still good IMHO. I added material over the years like diamond plates, waterstones, leather stroppingblocks and -wheels and more. Now I wanted something more sophisticated and after some research I chose the WE.
I made myself a nice oak base, gave it a coat with Danish oil and also created a leather 'hoodie' to fixate the arms when the system is stored. The arms are fixed under a strap with a buttonsnap. The 'hoodie' also protects the aluminum vise.Enjoy the pictures. Well, here I am; time to start sharpening, right? :woohoo:







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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14257

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Welcome to the Forum,

Looks like your ready to go. The leather cover on the vice is a new idea, looks good.
James
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14258

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nice job on the base, looks great.................welcome to the forum. :cheer:
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14260

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Excellent work! Your photography is great and the whole project is a work of art. It is so nice you could set it up in your living room both as a fine tool and an art piece.
Welcome to the forum. We have a moderator Mark who is also from the Netherlands. Good to have you aboard.

Leo
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Leo James Mitchell
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14262

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Good leatherwork!
Someone said grit was a problem on the arm joints I was thinking that if you find the grit a problem you could make some gaiters to prevent the grit becoming problematic providing you have some thin black leather.
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14264

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Very cool!

Welcome to the forum!!!
Thanks
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14284

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Thanks guys for the warm welcome and compliments. Leather gaiters for the joints. :P Possible, I have had my first sharpening experiences with the system and will learn myself to blow the joints out with compressed air after use to remove gritparticles.
I am very happy with the apparatus and the setup. I chose the starterkit with only 100/200 and 400/600 stones but that's ok. I already orderded additional stones (800/1000 and 1200/1600) and with those I already are as far as Spyderco UF stones in microns.
Additionally I would like the 1,4/0,6 stone-set some blank blocks and compounds. I made myself my own comparison grittable comparing all interesting stones and now know (in headlines)how to build up my set.
I will finish the setup with stropping blocks, sprays and componds. Any experiences already with nano-clothblocks?
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14297

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+1 Karma!
Nice idea on the cover, its simple and effective.
“On one otherwise normal Tuesday evening I had the chance to live the American dream. I was able to throw my incompetent jack*ss of a boss from a fourteenth-story window.”

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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14309

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Welcome, Tom! Good to see a fellow Dutchman here. This is a welcoming community and please don't hesitate to ask anything you'd like.

Your base looks great!
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New, so hello and pimp my WE instantly 1 year 2 weeks ago #14325

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Hi, Tom

Welcome....your knives are gon'na the sharpest ever!
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